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Health and Wellness Education

Health and Wellness Education for Addiction Recovery

Your quality of life is significantly based on the state of your health and well-being. When you’re not doing well physically, mentally, or emotionally, your mind and body take a serious toll. Poor health can put you at risk for substance abuse and mental health disorders. In the same way,  addiction and poor mental health can lead to serious health problems when left undealt with.

What Does Health And Wellness Teach?

Health and wellness educational programs teach patients about important aspects of lifestyle that play a role in recovery, including fitness, therapy, and diet. These key areas educate on how often you should exercise, the best forms of exercise, your therapy options, why ongoing therapy is important, and how different foods, vitamins, and nutrients affect your physical and emotional well-being.

Why Is Health And Wellness Important In Recovery?

Your physical, emotional, and mental state significantly impact your quality of life, regardless of whether addiction is a factor. In recovery, patients don’t realize how vital their lifestyle is to maintaining sobriety. What you eat, your level of physical activity, and how committed you are to your therapies significantly impact your recovery journey. 

By educating on health and wellness, patients understand the why behind keeping healthy habits. Likewise, the effects of addiction on your health can leave you physically and emotionally drained. Getting back into taking care of yourself can aid in reversing these symptoms of substance use.

How Does Addiction Affect Health And Wellbeing?

The health impacts of addiction vary depending on the substance. Statically, people with a substance use disorder commonly have one or more health issues, including lung or heart disease, stroke, cancer, and mental health problems. Substance abuse is incredibly harmful to your health because your body becomes dependent upon something that throws off its natural equilibrium and changes cognitive function. Similarly, people with an addiction may neglect their health due to being so fixated on substance abuse, resulting in weight loss, lack of sleep, and nutritional deficiencies.

What Is The Link Between Mental Health And Substance Use?

Over nine million people in the U.S. currently have a co-occurring disorder, meaning both substance use disorder and a mental health condition. Substance abuse commonly contributes to mental health conditions developing, and vice-versa; mental health conditions can lead to unhealthy coping with substances. The two are intertwined and must be co-treated to recover and sustain sobriety fully. Consider the facts below about the prevalence of mental health conditions in people with an addiction.

Begin Living A Healthy Addiction-Free Life At Harmony Junction Recovery

Recovery is a journey, not something that suddenly happens one day. Don’t put off getting the help you need any longer. Our team at Harmony Junction Recovery is here to create an individualized treatment program that fits your needs and preferences. Learn more today by giving us a call or submitting a form for more information. We hope to hear from you soon.

Contact Harmony Junction Recovery to Get Started with Your Own Intensive Outpatient Program

IOPs are a highly effective way to transition away from substance abuse. They offer extensive opportunities to receive professional care, build a recovery support system, and work towards your long-term recovery goals.

When you’re ready to start an intensive outpatient program, Harmony Junction Recovery has you covered. We provide personalized programs at our Southern California location that can meet your every need. Call us at (855) 906-4088 to learn more.